ASTRAGALUS ROOT ($1.41 / oz.)

Astragalus (astragalus membranaceus), also known as huang qi or “the yellow leader” for its importance in traditional Chinese medicine, contains numerous components, including flavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpene glycosides, amino acids, and trace minerals. This herb is used primarily to tone the immune system, particularly in regards to the lungs, but has also been proven beneficial in the treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease, night sweats and high blood pressure. Astragalus has even been used as chemotherapy support and has shown to restore T-cell counts to relatively normal ranges in some cancer patients.